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robrose1

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Posted: 08/02/13 05:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some people are just down right discourteous when he come to campground etiquette. This morning the guy next to me idled his motorhome for 20 minutes while he got ready to leave. This afternoon a big diesel pusher pulls in and runs the generator for 30 minutes while just sitting in the rig. The fumes were filling up my rig and I finally told him that he was killing us with fumes. No sorry or anything just I 'll shut it off when I hook up to shore power; Big Jerk. I hope he needs help later today cause I'm just gonna sit there.


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You can't fix rude/stupid.

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Aw ! Don't be like that. I usually Idle for 10 to 15 min before pulling out, I need air pressure and a little heat in the Engine. Now the genny is another story. I've never run my Genny in a campground for any reason. When I pull in I shut it off. 50 amp service isn't that far away.


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I don't pretend to know what goes into "landing" a big rig, but the very first things I do are plug in the shore line and turn on the AC before I even think about unhitching or anything else. Is there a reason why big rigs would have to wait to plug in?


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Just picked up our first diesel class A this week. He was probably waiting for the engine temp to come up. I sat today when leaving and it took a good deal of time after being cold for 6 days. I wouldn't move a expensive rig like that until the needle started moving either. Also the engines on some pushers need to be on to bring the slides in and jacks up. Full voltage is needed. My slides won't come in with the engine off.

Besides the newer diesel engines burn with practically no smell.

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Was advised by the dealer to have the engine running and shore power
To put out the slides. They are big and take a lot of power.

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Had a DP in KY the other day. Run his rig for over a half hour in the morning. His rig engine would be plenty warm by time he hit I65, from the CG.

Your DP engine will warm up faster on the move than sitting still and annoying everyone.


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et2 wrote:

Just picked up our first diesel class A this week. He was probably waiting for the engine temp to come up. I sat today when leaving and it took a good deal of time after being cold for 6 days. I wouldn't move a expensive rig like that until the needle started moving either.
Besides the newer diesel engines burn with practically no smell.


I don't get that. Why does anyone need to sit and wait for the temp to come up. Air yes Temp no. Pull out at idle and get some temp while leaving the park. But no need to wait for temp to come up nor does any Diesel Mfg. recommend it. You have much to learn about the Diesel engine.


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Posted: 08/02/13 05:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pop-Pop C wrote:

Was advised by the dealer to have the engine running and shore power
To put out the slides. They are big and take a lot of power.

I think the dealer did not know much. The slides are DC and operate off the batteries. Further, on mine you CANNOT operate the slides with the engine running - this is to prevent some passenger from extending them while going down the road!

I have never needed other than battery power to operate my 3 slides over the last 8 years. Maybe living on borrowed time!


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I have run the generator in full hookup campgrounds just once or twice it was because the shore power was having issues and it was hot and wanted to run AC


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